RPO asked to take action after laser light flashed on plane during landing.

RAWALPINDI -- After spotting a laser light while landing, a pilot of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) raised concerns, stating that this was a potential hazard to the safety of passengers.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has asked the regional police officer (RPO) Rawalpindi Region to take action to curtail such incidents in the future.

Incidents of flashing laser lights to passenger planes have been causing concern among pilots, however, the police have been unable to trace people involved in pointing these lights at aircraft while landing.

On the other hand, the CAA has been planning to launch 'public service messaging' with videos to inform the public about the safety hazard concerning flashing laser lights at aircraft as this could lead to a fatal incident.

A CAA spokesman said that whenever such an incident is reported, law enforcement agencies are informed so they may take appropriate action.

A fresh intimation by the CAA Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Islamabad International Airport Syed Aftab Ali Shah Gilani to Regional Police Officer Nasir Sati and Commissioner Rawalpindi, stated that the pilot of a PIA flight from Dubai to Islamabad PK-212 on Jan 8...

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